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Mets place Noah Syndergaard on injured list with hamstring injury

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The 26-year-old left Saturday night’s game because of the hamstring issue.

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In what should be considered record-setting speed by the Mets’ standards, the team has placed right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the injured list this morning after he left last night’s game with a hamstring injury. He’s getting an MRI this morning. The move also makes room for Robinson Canó, who is coming off the injured list himself today, on the Mets’ active roster.

Syndergaard hasn’t been his most dominant self so far this season, but the injury opens a major hole in the Mets’ rotation, especially if it keeps him out for a prolonged period of time. Pitching prospect Anthony Kay recently got bumped up from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Syracuse, but the team could go with other options—Wilmer Font, for instance—if they deem that Kay isn’t ready to fill in for Syndergaard at this time.

In fifteen starts this year, Syndergaard has a 4.55 ERA and a 3.59 FIP in 95.0 innings of work, but he’s been good since the beginning of May.